Eric Miller

Eric Miller

Student Ambassador Tour Guide


NHTI Concord's Community College

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I had to overcome illness to go to college.
I had to overcome a learning disability and learn to advocate for my needs as a college student.
I had to put myself out there and meet new people on campus.
I had to be willing to change the way I looked at things.
I had to honor promises I made to do things.
I had to not let adversity keep me down when I had to switch careers due to my epilepsy illness.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Gilford High School
Bachelor
New England College
Bachelor
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
NHTI-Concord's Community College

Career

Student Ambassador Tour Guide

I paint a picture of what it's like living and going to college for new students.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

A day in the life of a college tour guide consists of the following: usually I get together with my fellow tour guides and we do an ice breaker team building exercise. Then it is off to greet new students and prospective students. Usually this concludes with me and the other tour guides offering the new students the opportunity to sit in with us and eat a communal meal so they can experience first hand a taste of college!

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

To do my job requires knowledge of the college traditions and community as a whole so typically we offer new students upon successful completion of one semester the option of joining our ranks as tour guides in our Lynx Leaders program, an introductory program where they can learn all the skills and emerge as successful tour guides and citizens.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Keep yourself in the classroom, don't drop out of school because without a high diploma you will have a much more difficult time getting into college and college is where you find opportunities such as my job.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
undergrad
Bachelor
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"Teachers didn't understand my unique learning style and didn't know how to help me, so they were harder on me."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues